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Re: Assertion failure

From: Andrew Haley
Subject: Re: Assertion failure
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 14:53:02 +0000

Mark Wielaard writes:
 > On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 10:41 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
 > > Hmmm. mprec originally came with fdlibm from libgcj and we regarded them
 > > as "upstream", but they are now relying on us as upstream. It looks like
 > > the original mprec imported into libgcj actually through newlib
 > > ( - notice that one maintainer! :)
 > > 
 > > They do have an updated version of mprec.h and mprec.c at:
 > >
 > > 
 > > Now we need a volunteer to merge our local changes back to that version
 > > and then import a new mprec.
 > BTW, does anybody know why we are not using the system strtod() when
 > available?

Java has some very specific requirements for floating-point to decimal
conversion, and this library satisfies those requirements.  strtod()
doesn't, or may not.  


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